May 26, 2015

Back to Basics for Fall 2010

Sure, a closet full of the latest trends would be nice but if you’re a regular gal like me, all you really need is a few key pieces to keep you looking trendy throughout the year.

10 pieces for an ultimate Fall 2010 closet

This Fall is all about classic shapes, easy-to-wear colors, comfortable fabrics and simple everyday styles. So, go ahead and wear your favorite pair of wide leg jeans with a button down shirt-you’ll look 1970′s cool but extremely polished (think Jane Birkin).

Here are 5 outfits, showing that a few Fall staple pieces can get you through the season!

All you need are a few pieces to keep you looking on-trend until Spring. Visit the Gap for basics, like a classic button down shirt and wide leg denim. For trendier/seasonal pieces (e.g. cape or wedge boots), check out stores such as H&M, Aldo and Forever21.

This post originally appeared on Style Bust!

Snap Judgment: Helena De Natalio Fall 2010


Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: a sneak peek at the new Helena de Natalio Giselle XL metallic clutch in black and platinum leather with removable chain strap, $154, available fall 2010.

Sneak Peek: Helena de Natalio Fall 2010




We were pleased to get a sneak peek at the fall 2010 collection from Bay Area handbag line Helena de Natalio, founded by former Peace Corps volunteer Helen Lubetkin after an assignment in South America prompted a love affair with the leather work she discovered there.

The latest from this local designer continues the ever-so-slightly bohemian take on classic shapes the label is known for, but updates offerings for fall with spicy new hues, edgy metallics and details such as braided straps and tassels.

You’ll find current styles at Saks Fifth Avenue and online in shops like Or peruse the line in person during the upcoming Sassy City Chicks sample sale in San Francisco on March 18.

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Local Designer’s Shoes Shine at Fashion Week


Lest you think San Francisco designers were absent from the runways of Bryant Park last month, think again. Martha Davis Shoes were the sole (pun intended) ped-protectors chosen to accompany the Koi Suwannagate fall 2010 ready-to-wear collection. Black leather ankle booties, strappy heels and open-toed platform wedges by Davis complimented Suwannagate’s polished, yet easy-going collection with their subdued, sophisticated appeal.

Of the chance to show off her latest alongside a designer’s work she admires, Davis had this to say:

“Each of our collections has a distinct individuality that supported the other’s without cluttering or overpowering. Koi Suwannagate is a huge talent – it was an honor to collaborate with her.”



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